Product Overview of the HPE 764302-B21 4Port 10GBPS PCI
in the ever-evolving landscape of information technology, networking plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless communication and data transfer within and between systems. One integral component contributing to the efficiency of network connectivity is the network adapter. In this detailed exploration, we delve into the specifics of the HPE 764302-B21 Port 10GBPS PCI FlexFabric 536FLR-T Express 3.0 x8 Network Adapter, deciphering its features, functions, and significance in the realm of high-performance computing.
Understanding of the HPE 764302-B21 Network Adapters
Before delving into the intricacies of the HPE 764302-B21 network adapter, it is essential to grasp the fundamental concept of network adapters. A network adapter, commonly known as a network interface card (NIC), is a hardware component that allows computers to connect to a network. It facilitates the exchange of data between devices within a local area network (LAN) or over the Internet.
Network adapters come in various forms, each designed to cater to specific networking requirements. The HPE 764302-B21 Port 10GBPS PCI is one such specialized network adapter, tailored for high-speed data transmission and optimal performance.
Form Factor and Compatibility
The HPE 764302-B21 boasts a PCI Express (PCIe) form factor, specifically designed to fit into a PCIe slot on the motherboard of a server or workstation. This form factor ensures compatibility with a wide range of servers, offering flexibility in deployment across diverse computing environments.
The PCIe 3.0 x8 interface signifies the adapter's ability to leverage the high-speed capabilities of the PCIe 3.0 standard. The x8 designation indicates the number of lanes in the PCIe slot, determining the potential data transfer rate. In this case, the x8 configuration allows for enhanced data throughput, making it suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications.
Speed and Performance
A notable feature of the HPE 764302-B21 is its support for 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) data transfer rates. This level of speed is crucial for organizations dealing with large volumes of data or running resource-intensive applications that demand swift and efficient communication between networked devices.
The adapter's 10Gbps capability positions it as a high-performance networking solution, particularly valuable in scenarios where lower-speed alternatives may prove insufficient. This speed is particularly advantageous in data centers, where rapid data access and transfer are paramount.
The inclusion of FlexFabric technology in the HPE 764302-B21 is a standout feature that contributes to its versatility. FlexFabric refers to the capability of the adapter to support both Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocols. This dual-mode operation allows organizations to consolidate their networking infrastructure, simplifying management and reducing overall costs.
FlexFabric technology is especially advantageous in environments where there is a need to accommodate different networking requirements. By supporting both Ethernet and FCoE, the HPE 764302-B21 caters to diverse use cases, offering a unified solution for varied connectivity needs.
In the era of virtualization, where organizations leverage virtual machines (VMs) to optimize resource utilization, network adapters play a crucial role in facilitating communication between VMs and the underlying physical infrastructure. The HPE 764302-B21 is equipped to meet the demands of virtualized environments.
With support for Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), this network adapter enhances the efficiency of virtualized workloads. VMDq allows for the offloading of packet processing tasks to improve VM performance, while SR-IOV enables the direct assignment of virtual functions to VMs, reducing latency and enhancing overall throughput.
Advantages and Use Cases
Enhanced Data Throughput
The primary advantage of the HPE 764302-B21 lies in its ability to deliver high-speed data throughput at 10Gbps. This capability is particularly beneficial in scenarios where rapid data transfer is essential, such as in large-scale data centers, high-performance computing clusters, and environments with bandwidth-intensive applications.
Versatility with FlexFabric
The incorporation of FlexFabric technology adds a layer of versatility to the HPE 764302-B21. By supporting both Ethernet and FCoE, the adapter caters to diverse networking needs within an organization. This flexibility is advantageous in situations where a unified networking solution is preferred to streamline infrastructure and reduce complexity.
Optimized for Virtualized Environments
In virtualized environments, the HPE 764302-B21 excels with features like VMDq and SR-IOV. These capabilities enhance the performance of virtual machines by offloading processing tasks and reducing latency. This makes the adapter an ideal choice for data centers and enterprises embracing virtualization to maximize resource utilization.
Detail Description HPE 764302-B21 4Port 10GBPS PCI
- Manufacturer: HPE
- MPN: 764302-B21
- Type: Networking
- Adapter-Type: Network adapter 4 Ports
- SKU: 764302-B21
- Spare Part Number: 768082-001
- Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 3.0 x8
- PCI Specification Revision: PCIe 3.0
- Ports: 10Gb Ethernet x 4
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Cabling Type: Ethernet 10GBase-T
- Data Link Protocol: 10 GIGE
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 GBPS
- Capacity: Jumbo frame size: up to 9 KB
- Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, UDP/IP
- Remote Management Protocol: SNMP
- Status Indicators: Status, link/activity
- Features: IPv6 support, PXE support, Large Send Offload (LSO), Receive Side Scaling (RSS), Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO), TCP Offload Engine (TOE), Precision Time Protocol (PTP), TCP/IP checksum offload, UDP/IP checksum offload
- Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1AX, IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, IEEE 802.1Qau, IEEE 802.1Qbg, IEEE 802.2x
Processor / Memory
Processor: 1 x 57840S - Qlogic
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces: 4 x 10GBase-T - RJ-45
Compliant Standards: FCC Class A certified, BSMI, FCC Part 15, RoHS, EN 61000-3-2:2006, KN24, EN 61000-3-2:2008, KN22 Class A, VCCI V-3/2010.04 Class A, ICES-003 issue 4, EN55024:1998, EN55022:2006 + A1:2007 Class A, CNS 13438 Class A
Software / System Requirements
OS Required: Oracle Solaris 11.1, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bits), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 x64 Edition, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, Oracle Solaris 11.2, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V (64-bit), VMware ESXi 5.5 update 3, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 x64 Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (64-bit), VMware ESXi 6.0 update 1 or later, Citrix XenServer 7.0, Ubuntu Linux 14.04.2 LTS
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
- Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
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In short, The HPE 764302-B21 Port 10GBPS PCI FlexFabric 536FLR-T Express 3.0 x8 Network Adapter stands as a testament to the evolution of networking technology, offering a blend of high-speed connectivity, flexibility, and support for virtualized environments. Its compatibility with PCIe 3.0, dual-mode operation with FlexFabric technology, and optimization for virtualization make it a compelling choice for organizations seeking to elevate their network infrastructure. As technology continues to advance, network adapters like the HPE 764302-B21 play a pivotal role in shaping the efficiency and performance of modern computing environments. Whether deployed in data centers, enterprise networks, or high-performance computing clusters, this network adapter serves as a reliable and high-performing solution, contributing to the seamless flow of data and communication within interconnected systems.
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